Mission Statement

The Center for Scientific Teaching at Yale leads a national effort to transform undergraduate science teaching at colleges and universities across the United States. We employ the evidence-based method of scientific teaching and its cornerstones – active learning, diversity, and assessment – in programs to train faculty, instructors, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students in teaching and mentoring. We reinforce this effort with evaluation and research designed to advance the theory and practice of scientific teaching. By promoting better teaching, our aim is to inspire a larger, more diverse population of college students to pursue majors and careers in science.